SBIRT Arizona is dedicated to providing excellent support to individuals, families and health care professionals by conducting multiple trainings, seminars, and support group discussions throughout the year. Please stay up to date with our list of upcoming events below which outlines the dates, times, location and details of each event.
Join us on October 23rd from 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM for an evening focused on awareness, education and action.
Reducing Teen Substance Misuse: What Really Works
This free webinar highlights ten indicators of the types of policy strategies that can help curb substance misuse by tweens, teens, and young adults, and provides scores for all 50 states and the District of Columbia based on these indicators. Additionally, this presentation identifies a set of research-based approaches and recommendations to modernize the nation's strategy to prevent and reduce substance use and support a full continuum-of-care.
Integrating Screening and Brief Intervention for Alcohol and Other Drugs in Behavioral Health Settings Serving College Students
This free webinar will focus on the application of cutting-edge research on integrating and applying the evidence-based practice of screening and brief intervention (SBI) for alcohol and other drugs within primary health and mental health care settings serving college student populations. Challenges associated with SBI implementation and program sustainability in the clinical setting will be addressed. Participants will learn innovative and creative strategies for making SBI more relevant and responsive to a range of diverse college student target populations identified in the literature as being at risk for alcohol and other drug abuse.
A New Adolescent SBIRT Toolkit for Educators
Dr. Tracy McPherson of NORC at the University of Chicago will review the newly-released Adolescent SBIRT Instructor's Toolkit for Social Work, Nursing, and Other Educators. Available at no cost to educators and practitioners in all disciplines and settings, the toolkit includes the Learner’s Guide to Adolescent SBIRT and companion slide decks to teach the skills needed to screen and intervene with adolescents who engage in substance use. Dr. McPherson will also describe a separate, complementary interactive web-based program that allows learners to practice and receive feedback on their use of brief intervention and motivational interviewing skills. This Toolkit was funded by the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation and developed by NORC, Kognito, the Council on Social Work Education, and the American Association of Colleges of Nursing.
The USPHS-RX for Change Tobacco Cessation Training Program is a free online-based program that utilizes routinely updated modules to train any individual in the Nation to effectivelyt provide tobacco cessation interventions. The program focuses on all forms of tobacco use, including smokeless tobacco.
MAT Waiver Eligibility Training - Training is available for those interested in seeking their waiver to prescribe buprenorphine in the treatment of opioid addiction.
As many Americans continue to develop addictions and die from overdose, the call for health care providers to be better prepared to identify and properly treat addictions grows louder.
There are many places providers can go to get special training on safe opioid prescribing, pain management alternatives, medication assisted treatment and other addictions treatment and prevention topics.
That’s why the SAMHSA-HRSA Center for Integrated Health Solutions developed the Substance Use Trainings page. The page links to multiple sources of ongoing training and educational opportunities for the provider workforce, and features a downloadable chart of upcoming and archived date-specific trainings and webinars.
SBIRTTraining.com provides training for health professionals in each step of the SBIRT approach to subtance use problems for health professionals. The site is designed to positively impact patient outcomes in the realm of substance use by providing an effective training in SBIRT skills. In addition to providing the knowledge and skills needed, the training provides the opportunity to practice skills learned through interactive case vignettes.
SBIRT for Health & Behavioral Health Professionals.
This self-paced online 4 hour course is open to the public. Created by the University of Missouri--Kansas City, this course explains the value and use of SBIRT for both medical providers and behavioral health professionals.
The Prevalence of Prescription Opioid Misuse: Doctor Shopping, Co-ingestion, and Exposure
This FREE self-paced online course, sponsored by NIDA Notes & IRETA (National Institute on Drug Abuse and Institute for Research, Education & Training in Addictions), covers important topics in prescription opioid misuse. The three sections will introduce you to prescription opioids, the link between multiple doctors and opportunities for misuse, and the prevalence of high-risk use among adolescents (including mixing pills with other drugs).
SAMHSA-HRSA CENTER FOR INTEGRATED HEALTH SOLUTIONS
Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) is an evidence-based practice used to identify, reduce and prevent problematic use, misuse and dependence on alcohol and other drugs. The SAMHSA-HRSA Center for Integrated Health Solutions (CIHS) has resources for you to learn the basics or refine your current practice.
Learn the basics. Get to know what’s involved in the three basic components of screening, brief intervention and referral to treatment and read about what SBIRT looks like in practice on our SBIRT page.
Train your staff. There are many training curricula and online courses to help you and your staff understand the core components of SBIRT and how to implement the practices.
Share pocket guides. Check out the variety of workflow charts and diagrams that can help providers in various settings to gain confidence in how to conduct screenings and brief interventions for drug and alcohol use.
Make sure you get reimbursed for these services. Set up a financial plan before you begin to implement SBIRT by learning the cost benefits and the billing and coding you’ll need to put into place for reimbursement of SBIRT activities.
Also be sure to visit SAMHSA’s SBIRT web page to view additional resources on SBIRT, including the latest reimbursement codes and a list of federally-funded medical training programs on SBIRT.
Stay informed. Subscribe to CIHS’ news and updates to get regular information about practical tools and resources to support your agency’s efforts to address substance use.